Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: Policing

Mayor to decide on new police chief as feds blast force

The San Francisco Police Commission is preparing to recommend a new chief just as a report from the federal Justice Department slams the department for failures that have made...

POA tries to hijack selection of new police chief

The deadline for applications for the job of San Francisco police chief closed Wednesday, and because the process is not exactly open, it’s hard to know how many of...

A Fox to guard the henhouse? Cop who shot Luis Gongora now part of police reform unit

  UPDATE: At the Police Commission meeting at City Hall SFPD Chief Toney Chaplain said Sgt Nate Steger voluntarily transferred from the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau. Sgt. Nate Steger, who...

Why are so many people homeless in SF?

Editors note: The SF Chronicle is leading an effort to get local news media to report on homelessness this week. We are happy to be involved -- and to...

Black Lives Matter, others pull out of SF Pride Parade

Three major participants have dropped out of this year's SF Pride parade, after the SF Pride organization announced earlier this week that it would heighten security in the wake...

The sick politics of the Farrell-Wiener anti-homeless measures

The key to understanding the two homeless and street crime ballot measures sponsored at the last minute by Sups. Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener is that neither of them...

The sick politics behind the Farrell and Wiener anti-homeless measures

The key to understanding the two homeless and street crime ballot measures sponsored at the last minute by Sups. Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener is that neither of them...

New chief promises reform — but can he stand up to the POA?

  San Francisco new police chief didn't mince his words while speaking at a meeting arranged by NAACP and Brothers Against Guns, a San Francisco organization that aims to end...

SF Police Department is a total godawful mess, panel concludes

The district attorney’s special task force investigating the San Francisco Police Department issued a devastating preliminary report tonight suggesting that pretty much everything in the department is a mess. It’s...

Community confronts Chief Suhr: ‘I am never calling the police’

More than a hundred angry residents attended the town hall meeting Wednesday where Police Chief Greg Suhr announced that the officers who shot and killed Luis Gongora last week were defending...